INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, a macro-economist and public policy analyst, is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh. He was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO, UN Office, and other international organisations in Geneva and Vienna; was concurrently accredited to the Holy See in Vatican; Special Adviser on LDCs to the Secretary General, UNCTAD; President, UNCTAD’s governing board; and Coordinator, LDC Group, UN System in Geneva. Earlier, had been the first Executive Director of CPD, and a Senior Research Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). Chairs two global initiatives – Southern Voice, a network of Southern think tanks, serving as an open platform to make contributions to the global dialogue on SDGs; and LDC IV Monitor – an independent partnership of development organisations aimed at assessing the delivery of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for LDCs. Dr Debapriya is engaged in high-level policy designing and advising for the national government, and international development organisations for various developing countries. Since the Doha Round, has addressed various international fora on trade, including WTO Ministerials. Educated in Dhaka, Moscow and Oxford, held a number ofvisiting positions including Senior Fulbright Fellow at Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC. Has published extensively on, inter alia, pro-poor macroeconomics; post-2015 agenda; trade, investment and finance related issues of LDCs; and contributed, both nationally and internationally, many analytical and position papers on international trade negotiations. He sits on the editorial boards of various reputed journals including Oxford Development Studies. Most recent publications include Bhattacharya D. and Ordóñez, A. (Eds.). 2016. Southern perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda. Routledge, London.